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Smile promo photo via IMDb.

In review: ‘Smile’ horror film lacks originality

Smile is not unlike the many horror movies that came before it. If you’re a fan of the genre, you will probably find yourself wondering if you’ve seen some of…

Vancouver International Film Festival is back with a vengeance

For the first time since fall 2019, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) opened its doors to the public with open arms.  Whereas VIFF relied on online curation during the…
Comedian Laura Ramoso

UVic alumna draws laughs in sketch comedy show

If you follow Laura Ramoso on TikTok, you might recognize some of these sketches from her TikTok sketches transplanted onto the stage.
Barbarian film screenshot via IMDb.

Barbarian horror film both hits and misses

Going to see Barbarian is a lot like renting an Airbnb — the pictures online look great, and the reviews are glowing. But once you show up in person, the…
The Rehearsal promo image, sourced from HBO.

Practice makes perfect: A review of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal

One of the biggest issues with The Rehearsal is that it’s almost impossible to explain to anyone what exactly makes it so great.
Lorde at Rifflandia music festival

Rifflandia Resurrected

After a four year hiatus, Rifflandia returned to the City of Victoria, starting on Sept. 15 and closing out on Sept. 18.
Train time

In review: Train Time rolls onto the IMAX big screen

Going to the IMAX to watch a documentary on trains may not sound like the most exciting night out, but you may find yourself surprised by just how engaging the…
Kaash Paige, photo by Andy Wang.

In photos: The Function rocks Victoria

The Function, a new BIPOC music festival that features both emerging Canadian talent and international artists, hit Victoria for the first time at the end of August. Along with the…
Eleanor's Story, photo by Austin Bauman.

The wrap up: What you missed at the 2022 Victoria Fringe Festival

One-person shows, musicals, comedy skits! The Victoria Fringe Festival has come and gone, taking with it some great performances. If you didn't have a chance to snag tickets, here's what…